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Ecocinema Theory and Practice

Ecocinema Theory and Practice

by Stephen Rust
     
 

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The EcoCinema Reader is the first collection of its kind—an anthology that offers a comprehensive introduction to the rapidly growing field of eco-film criticism, a branch of critical scholarship that investigates cinema’s intersections with environmental understandings. It references seminal readings through cutting edge research and is designed

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The EcoCinema Reader is the first collection of its kind—an anthology that offers a comprehensive introduction to the rapidly growing field of eco-film criticism, a branch of critical scholarship that investigates cinema’s intersections with environmental understandings. It references seminal readings through cutting edge research and is designed as an introduction to the field as well as a source book. It defines ecocinema studies, sketches its development over the past twenty years, provides theoretical frameworks for moving forward, and presents eloquent examples of the practice of eco-film criticism through essays written by the field’s leading and emerging scholars. From Grizzly Man to The Day After Tomorrow and An Inconvenient Truth to March of the Penguins, the pieces in this collection comprehensively interrogate the breadth of ecocinema. It also directs readers to further study through lists of recommended readings, professional organizations, and relevant periodicals.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Expansive in its imagination of ecocinema's nature and habitat, this field-shaping volume sets out and at the same time expertly elasticizes the animating theories and curiosities of ecocinema studies. From the compelling claim that 'all cinema is a form of climate cinema' to lively analyses of individual films, data visualization, and the phenomenon of the environmental film festival, Ecocinema Theory and Practice inspires attention, debate, and urgent action in this world we jointly inhabit." —Janet Walker, Professor of Film and Media Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

"There is no better time for Rust, Monani and Cubitt to present their edited anthology Ecocinema Theory and Practice as a more comprehensive introduction to the field. With essays written by pioneering and emerging scholars, the collection both sketches the development of ecocinema studies over the past two decades and offers much-needed new theoretical frameworks for expanding and defining ecocinema studies." – Kiu-wai Chu, University of Hong Kong, in Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415899420
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/31/2012
Series:
AFI Film Readers Series
Pages:
344

Meet the Author

Sean Cubitt is Professor of Global Media and Communications at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. He is a Professorial Fellow in Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne, and an Honorary Professor of the University of Dundee. His recent book publications include the co-edited (with Paul Thomas) anthology, Re:live: Media Art Histories, EcoMedia, and The Cinema Effect.

Salma Monani is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania.

Stephen Rust is a PhD candidate at the University of Oregon specializing in media and environment.

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